actually going to have to negotiate rather than dictate. that's where we are right now. >> jennifer: a quick question, ron. do you think that john boehner would be willing to bring something to the floor that doesn't have a majority of the majority? would he be willing to put together a deal that is with a larger number of democrats? >> i think john boehner for being the speaker of the house is also the head of the republicans in the house. i think he recognizes that if he can't find 218 votes, that's what you need to pass a bill in the house, it wouldn't be worth his time to bring something up to lose. ultimately, i do think you'll find a bill that will pass, that will have democratic support of raising revenue but no, i don't think he would bring a bill to the floor where he couldn't get a majority of the caucus to vote for it. >> jennifer: interesting. republican strategist, ron christie, thanks so much for coming inside "the war room." ron is the author of "blackwards." coming up, what's the real story with grover norquist? who is this slick-talking firebrand we see dazzling the media with analysis like this?